Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ces Drillon & Company Freed

After 9 harrowing days of captivity from the dreaded Kidnap for Ransom Gang, journalist Ces Drillon, peace advocate Prof. Octavio Dinampo and cameraman Jimmy Encarnacion are now free and out of harms way.

Read the rest at Pedestrian Observer GB......... Ces Drillon, Prof. Octavio Dinampo & Cameraman Jimmy Encarnacion Released.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pedestrian Observer GB: Some Pinoy events


Manny Pacquiao, boxing world's champion in four divisions and acknowledged best fighter pound for pound, will do a public workout before countrymen here at noon, June 14. He will be signing autographs, pose for pictures and greet fans, the announcement said. Pacquiao is preparing for his upcoming challenge of WBC lightweight champion David Diaz of Chicago that will take place June 28 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.

The 12-round world lightweight championship bout will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 P.M. ET /6 P.M.

WHAT : Pacquiao workout WHEN : Saturday June 14 (Noon)
WHERE : Lake Street Park, 227 North Lake Street (Near Alvarado and Temple Streets), Los Angeles,CA 90026

CONTACT: Bill Caplan, Top Rank: (818) 515-1616 Fred Sternburg, Sternburg Communications/Pacquiao: (303) 740-7746 Bernie Bahrmasel, Double B. Publicity/Diaz: (773) 592-2986


Pistahan Ng Kalayaan - Fiesta to Celebrate Philippine Independence
A special segment will be dedicated to honoring our veterans. Free Food, Entertainment, Free Medical Check up, Raffle Tickets, Cultural Dances, etc.

Saturday. June 14, 2008 (10:00 AM)
Center Of Hope / 2707 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Telephone: (213) 382-4136
Contact: Mel Abenoja abenoja@gmail.com

110th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

There will be a short program featuring the Philippines, our native dances and songs to be performed by Filipino Americans. Delicious food and refreshments will be served courtesy of local FilAm restaurants

Saturday June 14 (5:00 PM)
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street Glendale, CA 91205
Telephone: (818) 548-2042
Contact: Lino Caringal linojr_caringal@yahoo.com
Sponsored by the FilAm Kiwanis of Glendale


UCLA Southeast Asian Student Graduation Celebrations Samahang Pilipino Student Celebration Sunday, June 15, 2008 (2:00 PM) Royce Hall


The Philippine Madrigal Singers: The 2008 Command Performances

A varied repertoire of songs in English and Filipino can be expected from this always-popular choir from the University of the Philippines.

Monday June 16, 2008 (8:00 PM)
The Aratani Japan America Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (213) 628-2725
Contact: Guila Maramba/Ben Aranda, Telephone: (818) 279-8159
Tickets: VIP $100.00 includes VIP pre-concert reception, General Admission $55.00, Balcony $35.00

Tickets to all performances are non-refundable or exchangeable.


Summer Nights & Cocktails for the Filipino American Library

The Filipino American Heritage Institute's first fundraiser of the year. To serve hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. It's $15 per person before June 24 and it's $20 per person the day of at the door.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
E3rd Steakhouse and Lounge
734 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles 90013
To RSVP, 213-382-0488.


"The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela," an entry in the Los Angeles Film Festival, a sparkling amalgamation of documentary, neo-realism and classic fairy tale. This story of a Filipina transsexual sex worker longing for true romance and a better life is transfixing, wholly unique and brimming with humanity. (Iceland , Philippines , USA, 2008, 80 mins) In English and Cebuano with English subtitles.

Thursday, June 26 (9:45 PM)
Mann Festival Theatre
Sunday, June 29, 2008 (4:30 PM)
The Landmark

Ongoing Exhibition

Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

Los Angeles museum-goers will have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation's most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas featuring approximately 250 of the finest objects from the Fowler's collections in a long-term exhibition that celebrates the richness of world arts and considers the roles these works of art play in peoples' lives. Although they are scattered throughout the exhibit, there are a number of artifacts from Southeast Asia (Burma, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia) including ancestor figures, puppets, masks, and other sculptures.

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Campus Museum admission is free.
Telephone: 310-206-9163

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pedestrian Observer GB: Ces Drillon Abduction & the Blame Game People Play

It seems there are a number of people in the Philippines and this is not just the administration people that has a tendency to blame the victim than the perpetrator.

What is sad is that no one can really say with certainty who is holding ABS-CBN Journalist Ces Drillon, crew member Angelo Valderama, and Peace Advocate Mindanao State University Professor Ocatavio Dinampo.

Is it the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group or the military scalawags as claimed by Maramma Hasim the driver hired by Ces Drillon?

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